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    Vivid colours, abundant beauty

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as "the Pearl of Africa" in his 1908 book My African Journey, for "its magnificence, for variety of form and colour" and its "profusion of brilliant life".

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    Smooth as the Silk Road

    Brunch, Richard Leu, Published on 17/07/2016

    » Revisiting the Silk Road is something people who love adventures on wheels would want to do at least once in their lifetime. Of course, tracing Marco Polo's exact route between Asia and Europe is virtually impossible. But just being able to complete a transcontinental drive is already a feat in itself.

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    Hands off AccorHotels, Chinese told

    Business, Reuters, Published on 08/06/2016

    » PARIS: Europe's largest hotel group AccorHotels, which wants to limit a push by Chinese shareholder Jin Jiang International (Holdings) Co Ltd to increase its stake, should maintain a diverse group of shareholders, French President Francois Hollande said on Monday.

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    Village vibrancy

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/11/2014

    » Dozens of old bicycles for rent are kept under an elevated wooden house and in the concrete courtyard of Amporn Leesuksam, the village head of Ban Khok, in U Thong district of Suphan Buri.

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    Dine like a Phuket Town local

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/01/2015

    » Phuket is not only a dream destination for those who love sun, sand and sea. The province is also packed with historical and cultural sites in its old town. Many of the roads in the town are lined with Sino-Portuguese style shop houses, some of which have been converted to coffee shops, restaurants and hotels.

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    A mountain palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

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    A tribute to floral Thailand

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Beautiful flowers never fail to fascinate. Besides the country's landscaped gardens, there are many scenic routes and places in Thailand where you can visit to admire floral beauty. Quite often, the flowers in the wilderness or along the roads, look much livelier and impressive than those in neatly trimmed gardens.

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    Nepal reopens Annapurna circuit

    Published on 24/07/2015

    » KATHMANDU — Nepal reopened its most popular trekking trail to tourists on Thursday after international experts said it was safe, three months after two devastating earthquakes led the government to close most hiking routes.

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    Let it go in a winter paradise

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/12/2014

    » As a rain shower stopped over Hong Kong Disneyland, our tourist group stepped into the "Frozen" zone, the park's newest themed area based on the animated film. After walking through the entrance of the Sleeping Beauty Castle and keeping left, we saw a small castle decorated like the one seen in Frozen. Looking up at the surroundings and seeing Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, we felt we were part of the fairy tale.

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    Float your troubles away

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 16/10/2014

    » Located in Loei, on the bank of the Mekong River, is the fast-growing border town of Chiang Khan. It faces out onto the Laos town of Xanamkhan and is close to Chai Khong Road, which, running parallel to the river, is ideal for cycling or strolling along to admire the river views, especially during sunset.

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